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Accident: 14468938 - Employee Injured When Asphalt Tank Explodes And Burns

Accident: 14468938 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 09/26/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
79514609/26/19885093Jim Brewer
Employee #1 and coworkers were cutting and burning an insulated asphalt tank trailer. In the morning, they had burned and cut a large portion of the outer shell. During the afternoon work session, an explosion and fire occurred, injuring Employee #1. He was hospitalized.
Keywords: tank truck, flammable liquid, work rules, fire, explosion, asphalt, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 795146 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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